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The Leitchfield Police Department recently won a $3,000 mobile speeding radar unit for its participation in the recent Click It or Ticket Campaign.

Assistant Leitchfield Chief of Police David Riley said due to the LPD’s participation and how the agency conducted itself during the Click It or Ticket campaign, which took place from May 20 to June 17, it was eligible to be placed into a drawing for a $3,000 mobile radar unit, which the LPD won.

For Click It or Ticket, the LPD received a federal grant to allow its officers to work a total of 53 hours of federal overtime to specifically patrol for traffic violations, Riley said.

The radar will be installed in one of the LPD’s units and will first be utilized during the upcoming DUI and speeding campaign, which will begin in either October or November of this year, Riley said.

After the DUI and speeding campaign, the radar will be used for standard speeding enforcement.

During the 2014 Click It or Ticket campaign, the LPD made four arrests, one of which was for a DUI, gave two speeding citations, and reported 85 seatbelt violations and 68 other traffic violations, according to Riley.

All of this activity made for a total of 159 total contacts, a high figure for traffic violations that came as a result of the additional manpower provided by the grant, Riley said.

Next for the LPD will be the annual DUI enforcement crackdown Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, which will run from August 13 through September 1 of this year.

Riley said extra enforcement will be patrolling the streets of Leitchfield to enforce DUI laws. The LPD may also post roadblocks during this campaign, and, if so, their locations will be announced prior to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

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